The Balkan Mountains passes in Bulgaria are sometimes closed due to heavy snowfall and icy conditions. Is there a website where I can check which of them are open?
The Bulgaria automobile club has a great website showing which roads are open and which roads are closed. The only problem is that website in available only on Bulgarian, but it's possible to understand the information:
- The first section is about the highways (Автомагистрали) - their names begin with AM.
- The second section is about the passes (Проходи) - you can check the names on Wikipedia. When the colour is red it means that the pass is closed (затворен), otherwise they are open (отворен) however it's possible that there are some restrictions, usually for trucks.